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Hand Formed Aged Caciocavera
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Hand Formed Aged Caciocavera

(Lovera) - 16 oz

True caciocavallo cheese originated in the southern Italian provinces of Abruzzo, Calabria and Campania. It is an excellent semi-hard creamy cheese of "pasta filata" stretched and shaped by hand that belongs to the same family as Mozzarella and Provolone. Lovera's Caciocavera is made by hand in the same traditional way that Sam Lovera was taught by southern Italian ladies in Krebs, Oklahoma when he was a young boy. You can be positively assured that this hand-formed cheese is made using 100% pure cows milk! Hand formed in the age-old gourd or pear shape, this aged cheese is sharper in flavor and becomes hard enough to grate by six months. Since 1947, this is one of the Lovera's Number One Best Sellers! It is a mainstay for any Italian meal and is served at several restaurants. This is the cheese whose fame proceeds it and the one everyone wants when they step into Lovera's retail store in Oklahoma for the first time. This aged version of Caciocavera is made with raw milk so it must be allowed to hang and age for 60 days before selling it. Since it is aged, it will have a more pungent flavor.

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Jun 12, 2014  |  By nicholas pisacrita
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Great taste,not very sharp.Love it
The Best!
Dec 4, 2013  |  By Deborah Stevenson
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I moved to McAlester in my early 20's, was introduced to this delicious cheese. I was there a short time and when I moved, was unable to purchase my favorite cheese. To my delight, I found their website for Lovera's and ordered some right away. It was delicious and enjoy sharing it with my family and friends.
Best. Cheese. Ever.
Jun 1, 2013  |  By Amanda Fay Burney
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"I let my cheese set until it's room temp. makes it a bit softer. I like eating it with crackers and sausage I've also melted it and put it on some pasta before..has a taste of mozzarella but not as sharp..my nieces also love this cheese, I would recommend it to anyone."
Worth Fighting Over!
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Susan
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"My husband was born & raised in McAlester. Whenever we would come to visit from out-of-state, we could never go home without visiting ""Mikey's"" [Lovera's] to pick up ""gourde"" [Caciocavera] cheese. Usually, it was two visits--one when we hit town & one on the way to the airport, since everyone would fight over the cheese, eat it all & we had none to take home unless we stopped on the way out of McAlester! Now, we can order it online & not have to fight over it!!!"
excellent tasting cheese
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Robert Ravaioli
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The caciocavallo cheese is an excellent tasting cheese but more than that it mirrows what the old timers made and carries forth a great tradition and cherished memoriies around the family dinners.
Wow!
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Reta Nicholson
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"WOW! I picked up one of these 'gourd' cheeses at your store a couple of days ago and am now a major fan. Your roasted garlic bread, garlic & basil pesto and the caciocavera made us a wonderful picnic. I'm ordering two fresh and two aged to share with our friends here in Missouri (and have some left just for us)! Thanks for a great product, Lovera...."
The Best Cheese!
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Mary Pliska-Kintner
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"The caciovavera is excellent. There is really no commercial cheese like it with its mild flavor and perfect texture. Also, children love a slice of it alongside a small bowl of grapes for a nutritious, cool summer snack."
summertime favorite
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Marilyn Gossett
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"I visited Krebs every summer to stay with my grandparents, and aunt and uncle. The Italian suasage and cheese were part of my summertime memories. When visiting my family would always pack an ice shest to take home. Now I have my children hooked on it and getting ready to hook my grandchildren."
Happy Customer!
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Lori
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"I've been eating this cheese since I was a little kid. My parents buy it for my Christmas stocking. The aged version is my favorite. Since I live out of town, I often buy the fresh and then put it on wax paper on my counter for a few days before I enjoy it's awesomeness. . .that is when I can wait that long."
"Distinct shape, as well as taste!"
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Leda Reese
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"Most delicious cheese offered in the state! This cheese makes you wish to relocate to southern Italy! Thankful that the Kreb's Lovera family keeps the tradition available. Remember it for the shape, but best of all for the taste!"
delicious
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Lauren Graves
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Absolutely delicious!
I have been buying this cheese for years.
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Larry Green
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"I have been buying this cheese for years. It has a great flavor. It is more flavorful served at room temperature. My parents used to buy this cheese when I was little from what was then known as Mike's Grocery in Krebs, OK. It does seem the cheese is not as flavorful as it was 4-5 years ago, but when it is served at room temperature the old flavor comes back."
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Feb 21, 2012  |  By Karen
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The best cheese ever - no matter what you call it. I call it Kashkaval which is its Baltic name. I've eaten it since I was a little girl. My mother and I have always fought over the knob since it is the best part!
Very mild and well worth the price.
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Jan
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"I LOVE this cheese and the sasuage. My sister introduced me to it and I had to stop in Kreb's to get some. If you haven't tried it, you are missing a real treat. Very mild and well worth the price."
Caciocavera ( gorde cheese to us)
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Dennis DuFour
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"I have eaten this cheese ever since I was about 6 years old. I really love it. We use to fry it and it never changed shape. Fab. I love going to Krebs, Oklahoma. The taste has changed just a little bit but still verry good."
my favorite cheese
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Chele
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my parents went to high school in Hartshorne/I was born in McAlester/this is the best cheese ever....love the flavor!
Great Cheese
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Bryan
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"This is a wonderful cheese, I grew up with this being as I am from McAlester. I currently live in Florida, but every time I am there my grandmother makes sure this cheese is there and I always buy some to take home with me. The ""skin"" is hard and tasty and the center is smooth and creamy!! Its the bees knees!!"
lover Lovera's cheese for three generations
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Belinda Reid
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"The caciocavera cheese is just the best! I remember eating this as a child, then after I married my husband and I would stop often when we would be near Krebs to get some cheese and the wonderful italian bread. We could make a meal of that alone! My kids enjoy it as much as we do. Our favorite is the Aged caciocavera. Have also enjoyed your other products. Promise you will never stop making your cheese!!!"
A Family Tradition
Feb 21, 2012  |  By Andrea Volturo
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"Ever since I married into the Italian family, it has been a family tradition that whenever we go to Lovera's (which is not enough) we must pick up some of this fabulous cheese. We love the wonderful mild taste and of course, everyone fights over the ""horn"". Love Lovera's!!! Hey, you already have LOVE in your name!!!"
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